If you are in danger call 911.
Or reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline
at 1­-800-799-7233 or TTY 1­-800-787-3224.
review these safety tips.

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DVAM 2015 is Now!

FREE Self-Defense Class for Women and Teens

Please join Masada Tactical and CHANA for our 7th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month FREE Self-defense class. Learn a little about domestic violence in our community, resources in our neighborhoods, and learn a lot of different tools and techniques to protect your body. This class is free and open to women and teens of all ages and physical abilities. Come to snack and socialize, and leave knowing how to help a survivor of domestic violence. Kosher light refreshments will be provided. Please bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing.

Speak Out Break The Chain Awareness Program

This domestic violence awareness event is geared towards the Dallas/Ft. Worth community. Speakers, survivors, counselors and legal personnel will be present at this free event which is open to the public. The First Apostolic Assembly Church wants to empower men, women and children to speak out and make a difference. There will be resource information available.

Voices Against Violence

Join us in Sugar Land Town Center during the Giving Spirits Concert Series featuring the award-winning Zip Dagger Band. We will have resource tables, awareness materials and displays available. A candlelight vigil will be held at the closing of the concert. Help us spread awareness concerning domestic violence and dating abuse. Let’s raise our voices and end the silence on violence!

Bark Against Violence

The Bark Against Violence is sponsored by the Alice Paul House, Indiana County's Victim Service Center, and the Indiana County Humane Society. The Bark Against Violence will open with a presentation from Indiana County's District Attorney who works diligently to put and end to domestic violence. A survivor of domestic violence will also discuss her own experiences and how difficult it was to leave her dog to escape abuse.

Zumbathon® Event

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Casa de Esperanza is sponsoring a Zumbathon Event for community members to come together, join the party, and take a stand against domestic violence. This event will include 90 minutes of Zumba offered by certified instructors, as well as a 30-minute presentation on domestic violence awareness and healthy communities. It is a free event, but optional donations of household and/or personal items for families staying at the shelter are accepted. 

Community Voices For Peace & Power

Join Community Voices For Peace & Power, an evening of survivor testimony, performance and art against domestic violence, on October 17 from 6:30pm-9:00pm. This free event will include speakers, dance, poetry, and song by survivors, youth, and community members, “Clothesline Project” T-shirt display, "Time of Remembrance" for victims lost in 2014, as well as resources and refreshments. 

Brunch to Raise Awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence doesn't discriminate. It can happen to you, to your parent or child, sibling or friend. Temple Beth David Sisterhood invites you to examine this important issue with guest speaker, Stephanie Domurat from Human Options, an Orange County, CA-based agency that provides safe haven and life changing programs to help abused women, their children and families rebuild their lives – and works with the community to break the cycle of domestic violence.

Surviving Domestic Violence

Local survivor of domestic violence, Rebecca Leo, will be talking about how she survived extreme abuse and reading passages from her recently published memoir-based novel, The Flaws That Bind. The book takes place largely in Jamaica, West Indies. She will then answer questions and monitor a discussion about combatting and preventing these insidious crimes. Signed copies of her book will be available for purchase. A portion of proceeds are donated to local women's resource centers. 

Purple Light Nights

Don't miss this unique awareness event at our new location (Joliet Area Historical Museum, Rooftop) to kickoff Domestic Violence Awareness Month! The event is free and open to the public and will include vigil gathering, guest speaker, survivor stories, and more. 

2014 Take Back the Night Silent March and Rally

Join us to honor the memories of loved ones lost to domestic violence and to raise awareness of efforts to end violence and assist victims and survivors on St. Croix. Wear purple or a t-shirt with artwork dedicated to your loved one. We will walk the streets of Frederiksted in silence to rally together at the waterfront. Call the Women's Coalition of St. Croix at (340)773-9272 for more information.